Wesleyan University

School Overview: Acceptance Rate, Tuition, and More

Middletown, CT

$59,686

Avg tuition

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About Wesleyan University

School Type: Private

Status: Non-profit

Accreditation: Regional

Religious Affiliation: N/A While the student experience is largely unaffected at most schools with religious affiliations, some schools place more of an emphasis on religion. Learn how religious affiliations may impact students' experience.

Wesleyan University is a small private university located on an urban campus in Middletown, Connecticut. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 3,053, and admissions are highly selective, with an acceptance rate of 21%. The university offers 55 bachelor's degrees, has an average graduation rate of 91%, and a student-faculty ratio of 8:1. Tuition and fees for students are $59,686.

Admissions Breakdown

Acceptance Rate Insight

This school has a competitive acceptance rate.

This school is a little more selective about its students. Competitive acceptance schools welcome 15-50% of all applicants.

21% of students were accepted during the 2020-2021 school year. Sometimes schools with midrange acceptance rates have higher standards of entry but are still accessible to many students who apply.

Retention Rate Insight

87% of full-time students stayed to continue their studies the following academic year. These students started in Fall 2019 and returned in Fall 2020.

Graduation Rate Insight

Students graduate from this school at a higher rate than other schools.

This is typically an indication of a school's quality and means most students finish their degree in a timely manner.

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91% of students graduated out of all full-time, first-time students who began their studies in Fall 2014. Keep in mind many students who enroll are not typically first-time students, as most are adult learners. Therefore, the number of first-time students is traditionally low.

Test scores Recommended

High school rank Considered (not required)

High school GPA Considered (not required)

Completion of college prep program Recommended

High school transcript Required

Letter of recommendation Required

Open admission No

Test of English as a foreign language (TOEFL) Required

SAT & ACT

ACT 25th-75th Percentile Currently Unavailable

SAT 25th-75th Percentile Currently Unavailable

Learning Environment

Student Body Stats

This school has a student body of fewer than 5,000 students.

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The student-to-faculty ratio at this school is lower than other schools.

This means there are more faculty for each student, which can create an opportunity for more individualized attention and support in your studies.

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3k

Students enrolled

96%

Online student enrollment

8:1

Student to faculty ratio

Ways Students Can Learn

On-campus Check Bold
International Online classes are available for students around the world. Check Bold

Demographics

White

55%

Non-U.S. Citizen

12%

Hispanic

11%

Asian

8%

Two or more races

7%

Black

6%

Unknown

2%

American Indian/Alaska Native

0%

Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

0%

Female student population

58%

Socio-economic diversity

15% of students received an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

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Financial Breakdown

Students Receiving Aid

Federal Grant Aid

15%

State Grant Aid

Information not available

Institution Grant Aid

41%

Pell Grant

15%

Average Aid Awarded

Federal Grant Aid $7,169
State Grant Aid $3,752
Institution Grant Aid $50,447
Pell Grant Aid $4,719

Financial Outlook

$16k

Average student debt after graduation

$46k

Average salary 6 years after starting school

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Data collected from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), [2020-2021]. In the absence of IPED data, information was collected directly from the school and is accurate as of the date of collection. Contact the school directly for the most current and complete information.